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A Quote by John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton on belief, danger, evil, good, ideas, interest, men, practicality, and slavery

Practical men who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. . . . It is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil.

John Maynard (1883 - 1946)

Source: The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, 1936, end

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A Quote by John Locke on destruction, force, god, men, obedience, people, power, slavery, violence, and war

Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any farther obedience, and are left to the common refuge which God hath provided for all men against force and violence.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Two Treatises of Government, 1698

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A Quote by John Locke on destruction, liberty, obedience, originality, people, power, safety, security, slavery, society, and war

. . . whenever the Legislators endeavour to take away, and destroy the Property of the People, or to reduce them to Slavery under Arbitrary Power, they put themselves into a state of War with the People, who are thereupon absolved from any farther Obedience. . . . [Power then] devolves to the People, who have a Right to resume their original Liberty, and, by the Establishment of a new Legislative (such as they shall think fit) provide for their own Safety and Security, which is the end for which they are in Society.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Second Treatise of Government, 1690

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A Quote by John J. Miller on belief, change, economics, judgment, laws, lawyers, police, politicians, religion, slavery, society, and words

Laws are only words, words written on paper, words that change on society's whim and are interpreted differently daily by politicians, lawyers, judges, and policemen. Anyone who believes that all laws should always be obeyed would have made a fine slave catcher. Anyone who believes that all laws are applied equally, despite race, religion, or economic status, is a fool.

John J. Miller

Source: And Hope to Die (in Jokertown Shuffle Wild Cards IX)

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A Quote by John Donne on art, chance, charm, fate, men, slavery, sleep, and war

Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men, And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell, And poppy, or charms, can make us sleep as well, And better than thy stroke. Why swell'st thou then?

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Holy Sonnets, No. 10

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A Quote by John Donne on art, chance, charm, death, fate, men, past, pleasure, rest, slavery, sleep, soul, and war

Death, be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so; For those, whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow, Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me. From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be, Much pleasure, then from thee much more, must flow, And soonest our best men with thee do go, Rest of their bones, and soul's delivery. Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men, And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell, And poppy, or charms, can make us sleep as well, And better than thy stroke. Why swell'st thou then? One short sleep past, we wake eternally, And Death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Holy Sonnets, No. 10, L 1

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A Quote by John Adams on dependence, dignity, extremism, god, goodwill, happiness, heaven, honor, ignorance, interest, liberty, nature, nobility, peace, politics, poverty, religion, slavery, and trust

Let the pulpit resound with the doctrines and sentiments of religious liberty. Let us hear the dangers of thralldom to our consciences from ignorance, extreme poverty, and dependence; in short, from civil and political slavery. Let us see delineated before us the true map of man. Let us hear the dignity of his nature, and the noble rank he holds among the works of God-that consenting to slavery is a sacrilegious breach of trust, as offensive in the sight of God as it is derogatory from our own honor or interest or happiness-and that God Almighty has promulgated from heaven liberty, peace, and goodwill to man!

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: Dissertation on the Canon and the Feudal Law, 1765.

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A Quote by John Adams on government, nations, people, and slavery

There is but one element of government, and that is THE PEOPLE. From this element spring all governments. "For a nation to be free, it is only necessary that she wills it." For a nation to be slave, it is only necessary that she wills it.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: To John Taylor, 1814.

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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on ambition, fortune, and slavery

The slave has but one master, the ambitious man has as many masters as there are persons whose aid may contribute to the advancement of his fortune.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

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A Quote by James Thomson on angels, heaven, and slavery

When Britain first, at Heaven's command, Arose from out the azure main, This was the charter of the land, And guardian angels sung this strain: Rule, Britannia, rule the waves; Britons never will be slaves.

James Thomson (1700 - 1748)

Source: Alfred, 1740

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